English II [CInt] (2013/2014)

Course code
4S00850
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Coordinator
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Feb 24, 2014 al May 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  

Learning outcomes

English II CINT (2013/2014)
Prof. Zanfei - a. a. 2013-2014
Teaching language: English


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
This course aims at introducing the student to multimodal analysis and its application to multimodal texts in contemporary English.

Syllabus

SYLLABUS
From the English II e-learning website material and the book “Multimodal Persuasion and Ideology across media” by Anna Zanfei (or alternatively from the book "Introduction to Multimodal Analysis" by David Machin) the following topics:

Resources for meaning making, modes and media, multimodal composite texts and videos; layout, salience, information value, framing; salience in verbal texts, information value in spoken texts and digital compositions; spoken English and written English, multimodal linguistics, cooperative principle in conversational turns; remediation and meaning making; multimodal analysis of networks of remediation; social actors, social actions and the alignment of the viewer/reader with the author's point of view; multimodal analysis of advertisement and corporate video TV commercials; multimodal analysis of webpages dedicated to tourism and travel, recontexualization of social practices into discourses; recontextualization in promotional texts, legitimation as a multimodal process, systemic functional linguistics and metafunctions; attributive, designative adjectives and intensifiers; textual metafunction: comparison and opposition in travel journalism; modality in promotional journalism; repetition and verbal foregrounding in political public speech and in journalistic interviews; modality in promotional tourism; interpersonal metafunction; supermodernity and its textscapes, linguistic registers, the power of words to trigger visual images: verbal text and its intermodal translation.

From the book “Contemporary Narrative, Textual Production, Multimodality and Multiliteracies" by Fiona J. Doloughan the following topics:

- From Chapter 1: Mode, medium, multimodality, resources for meaning making.
- From Chapter 2: intermodal translation, the power of words in triggering images and their cinematic interpretation: the Introduction to Great Expectations in words and images
- From Chapter 6: foreignization and domestication, places and non-places, and the cultural filter in relation to the industry of travel and tourism.

Assessment methods and criteria

EXAMS METHOD

Prerequisites: Lingua Inglese 1 (English Language 1); English B2 level.
The exam consists of a written test and a multimodal analysis based on the topics of the syllabus.